Jennifer Creger is an accomplished compliance risk management leader who partners with senior management and Boards of Directors to mitigate and manage risk through framework development, strategic planning, and regulatory compliance. Her early experience in working as an independent compliance and Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) software consultant built a strong understanding of risk management practices across various types of banks and operations. Throughout her career, she has been recognized for improving performance through enhanced risk mitigation, developing process simplification and controls, developing high performing teams, and leveraging a pragmatic approach to solving business issues.

As a compliance executive, she has provided subject matter expertise while partnering with lines of business to ensure a consistent risk management culture aligned with the corporate regulatory risk appetite. Jennifer has been the compliance liaison for federal regulatory exams, including those conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”). Building productive relationships with regulators while aligning compliance programs with regulatory expectations has been key to her successful leadership in exam management.

Jennifer developed several Community Reinvestment Act (“CRA”) strategic plans, shepherding senior management through market research, crafting goals acceptable to management and bank regulators, and authoring plan documentation required for approval. Jennifer’s work in fair and responsible banking includes more than 25 fair lending audits for banks throughout the southeast. She performed 80 pricing and underwriting tests, 20 redlining reviews, and multiple fair servicing tests for Crescent Bank’s subprime indirect auto lending operation.

Recently, as SVP of Compliance for Crescent Bank, Jennifer led the regulatory compliance function. She played an integral role in the development of the company’s Compliance Management System (“CMS”), BSA/Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”)/Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) program, and CRA activities. She was responsible for developing the enterprise risk management (“ERM”) risk assessment program and aligning all risk assessments performed across the enterprise from a compliance perspective. Jennifer has leveraged her additional expertise in BSA, AML, and OFAC across financial services products and services, such as store value cards, indirect auto lending, software implementation, mortgage fraud, and risk assessments.

Her experience includes developing compliance issue management programs, key performance indicator (“KPI”) dashboards, corporate compliance training programs, credit reporting, privacy, and complaint management.

Jennifer has significant expertise in subprime indirect auto financing, deposit products, and commercial lending.

Sarah Brons is Senior Vice President of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Products and Services for RiskExec, Inc. Sarah brings in-depth community development and CRA compliance expertise developed through experience in bank examining, bank CRA program development, and industry engagement.

Sarah joined RiskExec from American Express where she served in the American Express National Bank Center for Community Development as Director leading the CRA Grant and Service Programs.
She previously held Community Development Officer and CRA Officer positions in two other large banks.

Prior to joining to her roles in banks, Sarah served as a bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency where her responsibilities included conducting CRA exams for banks of all sizes.

Sarah earned her BSBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Jesse Taylor rejoined the RiskExec team summer of 2022 as the Director of Compliance Products and Services after her previous tenure with the company from 2015 to 2019. She brings with her over a decade of experience in Compliance having served in Fair Lending leadership roles at both depository and non-depository institutions.

Jesse’s experience includes completion of ground-up build-outs of fair lending analytic programs at multiple institutions, including facilitation of full-scope model validation projects in partnership with Quantitative Analytics and Model Risk departments. She has executed and supervised completion of risk assessments and fair lending reviews for underwriting, pricing, steering, redlining, branch distribution, marketing and servicing as well as assisted in examination preparation and response to multiple regulatory entities.

Arielle Sutherland is the Director, Compliance Services and Implementation for RiskExec, Inc. at Asurity. Arielle brings extensive knowledge and experience relating to collection, analysis, and validation of data collected under HMDA, CRA, and other fair lending regulations. Throughout her career as a Compliance Officer and Compliance Consultant, Arielle has developed a deep understanding of both the compliance and operational challenges facing banks and credit unions related to HMDA and CRA data and has served as a subject matter expert in these areas for the past decade. In addition, Arielle is currently working towards obtaining her Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation.

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